Upcoming Appearances in April and May 2014

I’ve got two great events in the next two months:


Meet the Author on the Park

April 19, 2014 (Saturday)

Downtown Central Park, Winter Haven, Florida

10 am to 4 pm

Click HERE for more info.

Realm Makers 2014

There will be an open-to-the-public signing on Saturday night, but otherwise, this is a writers conference.

May 30-31, 2014 (Friday-Saturday)
The campus of Villanova University, in the beautiful Philadelphia suburbs.

Keynote speaker: Tosca Lee!

I’ll be teaching a class on Writing in YA Mode, co-teaching a class on Science in Fantasy writing, and participating in writing panels on various topics.

Click HERE for more info and to register.

Guest Post and Giveaway

One of my favorite quotes ever is that of Madeline L’Engle:

“You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.”

That is the beginning of my guest post on “Teens of Today and Tomorrow.” Click HERE if you’d like to read the rest, and enter to win a copy of Finding Angel! (Contest runs through March 24, 2014.)

New Review for Seeking Unseen!

I’ve said this before–I rarely link to reviews on here, but this one had me smiling so big last night when I found it!

Here’s a short excerpt:

“Join Angel and all her friends in this second installment of a very magical world where the meaning of life is a reflection of our real world and beyond. Readers will certainly be entertained. Kat Heckenbach spins a tale that C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien would certainly endorse. The Toch Island Chronicles is a must read for anyone who loves fantasy. — Stefanie Longwood”

For the entire review click HERE.

Goodreads Giveaway of Finding Angel (ends Nov 12)

I told myself before the Necronomicon that I’d run a giveaway when I got back. It took me a few days to get in gear, but here it is. Two copies up for grabs.

Note that there is less than two weeks to enter! And PLEASE share the link!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Finding Angel by Kat Heckenbach

Finding Angel

by Kat Heckenbach

Giveaway ends November 12, 2013.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter to win


Necronomicon 2013

It’s less than a month away. The 2013 Necronomicon, that is. If you don’t already know, this is a sci-fi/fantasy/horror/anime/gaming convention that takes place every year in the Tampa Bay area.

In past years, it was in St Pete, but this year it will be at the Embassy Suites USF in Tampa, from October 18th to 20th.

(Click here for full info. Registration is only $35, btw.)

I will be participating as an author for the second year. Which means I get to be on cool panels!

This year, the panels I’m on are:

Friday 2:00 PM SALON A Writing Basics–Creating Anti-Heroes, Rogues, and Villains
Friday 5:00 PM SALON G Social Media and the Author
Friday 8:00 PM SALON C How to Keep Writing in the Face of Adversity
Saturday 4:00 PM SALON B Religion in Science Fiction and Fantasy 

Hope to see you there!